Yeti's Cave is a dungeon in Final Fantasy VI. It is a secret icy cave located beneath the cliffs of Narshe, and is accessed via a passage opened when the esper, Valigarmanda is thawed in the World of Ruin. Most of the enemies here can inflict Imp. The cave is also the lair of the Tonberries and Umaro.

Story[edit | edit source]

The Returners gain access to the Yeti's Cave in the World of Ruin after defeating Valigarmanda. At the end of the cave they find a carving out of bone with the magicite Midgardsormr in it. They remove the magicite, but this prompts the yeti Umaro to attack them. When he is defeated, Mog declares himself Umaro's master and orders him to join the party, and a docile Umaro agrees.

Layout[edit | edit source]

Umaro's lair.

The Yeti's Cave uses the same type of rough layout as the other mines of Narshe. The presence of man-made supports and bridges makes it possible that the Narshe miners had some previous activity in this cave, though this is unknown. The cave contains several pitfalls, some controlled by switches and some triggered when stepping over them. Umaro's lair in the back of the cave contains some tools, possibly his, and a carpeted area. The exit at the back of the area overlooks the Narshe mines and the party drops down to a ledge upon exiting the Yeti's Cave this way.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Encounters[edit | edit source]

Entrance room
Other areas

Treasures[edit | edit source]

Quests[edit | edit source]

Tonberries[edit | edit source]

If the player opens the left-most treasure chest, a monster-in-a-box encounter against three Tonberries will commence. They have 14,001 HP each and can be rather difficult to deal with. Tonberries appear on the Veldt and can be used to farm Minerva Bustiers since they have them as a rare steal and a rare item drop.

Recruiting Umaro[edit | edit source]

Umaro can be found from his lair at the end of the Yeti's Cave. If the party examines the bone carving, the magicite Midgardsormr can be seen in the eye. Should the player remove the magicite, Umaro will come trampling down from the exit shaft and the party has to fight him for the possession of the magicite. Defeating Umaro lets him be recruited if the party brings along Mog who can talk to the yeti.

In the Mobile/PC version, recruiting Umaro earns the Bone Carver achievements.

Map[edit | edit source]

FFVI Yeti's Cave Map.png

Musical themes[edit | edit source]

"Umaro's Theme" from Final Fantasy VI
Music

"Umaro's Theme" is the background theme of its cave.

Other appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

The Yeti's Cave is the setting for a regular dungeon and it is also the name of a "++" difficulty battle in the Challenge Event Assassin in Black.

Yeti's Cave[edit | edit source]

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Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

Unused world map entrance associated with the Yeti's Cave

Some unused content suggests that Yeti's Cave was intended to have been accessible in the World of Balance. A dummied version of Umaro as a boss exists in the game data, with much lower stats.

Additionally, there is an event in the Yeti's Cave that creates a cave entrance in the World of Balance, in the mountains north of Narshe in an area only accessible by airship. The event to create such an entrance still exists in the finished game, and is triggered by the player walking on the white-outlined tile in the map above, but because the Yeti's Cave can only be accessed in the World of Ruin, this event that modifies the World of Balance overworld does nothing. Further, the cave entrance that is created is non-functional and has no data associated with it for what location it takes the party to; using cheating devices it is possible to trigger the event that creates this cave entrance while in the World of Balance, but attempting to enter it does nothing. Presumably it could have connected to the Yeti's Cave, but the Yeti's Cave has no data to indicate it was intended to have an entrance/exit to the world map, so this is uncertain.[1]


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